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    DescriptionThe Peninsular War is often eclipsed by the spectacular individual battles by sea and land of the Napoleonic Wars, but it was the decisive struggle in which the Emperor's troops faced defeat for the first time. Michael Glover seeks to give the basic skeleton of facts and to flesh it out with first-hand accounts of what it was like to march and fight, to eat and be wounded, to command and be commanded at the start of the 19th century. Stress is laid on the technological limitations of warfare during this period, when all the movement was limited to the pace of a heavily-laden infantryman moving across country.

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    The Peninsular War, 1807-1814
    A Concise Military History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Glover
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 470 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141390413
    ISBN 10: 0141390417

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
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    DC21: 940.27
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS045000, TEC025000, HIS037030, HIS027130, HIS027000
    New edition
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    New edition
    Illustrations note
    b&w illustrations, maps, references, bibliography, index
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    25 January 2001
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    Table of contents
    Part 1 Introduction: Napoleon's Europe, 1807; arms and the men. Part 2 The French initiative, October 1807 - May 1809: Napoleonic agression; British intervention; Napoleon and Sir John Moore; the second French invasion of Portugal. Part 3 The war in the balance, June 1809 - December 1811: Talavera and Ocana; Andalusia and the siege of Cadiz; the third French invasion of Portugal; the watershed. Part 4 The British initiative, 1812: the fortresses; Salamanca; Madrid and Burgos; retreat to Portugal. Part 5 The liberation of Spain, January - September 1813: across the Ebros; Vitoria; San Sebastian and the Pyrenees; British operations on the east coast of Spain, 1812-1813. Part 6 The invasion of France, October 1813 - April 1814: across the Pyrenees; Nive; the occupation of Gascomy; victory. Appendices: British regiments of cavalry and infantry which took part in the Peninsular War; staff of the British Army in the Peninsula, 1808-1814; commanders of the French Armies in Spain; orders of battle of the British Army at the principal battles; outlines of the organization of the French Army at various periods of the war.